Drone footage shows Southsea off under spring sunshine - and shows the contrast to last Easter

These pictures and video show Southsea bathed in spring sunshine.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 2:35 pm
Updated Monday, 5th April 2021, 12:51 pm

Operators from Portsmouth-based Solent Sky Services flew their drone over the city this weekend, capturing it in its bright springtime glory.

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Aerial pictures of Southsea from drones over a sunny Easter weekend

And, as detailed on their blog, it revealed a marked contrast to last Easter when the seafront was deserted, a fortnight after the first lockdown was imposed.

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Drone footage of Southsea taken on Easter weekend 2021 by Solent Sky Services The beach from the Pyramids to South Parade Pier

Solent Sky Services boss Michael Woods wrote: ‘The aerial photos we’ve taken this Easter weekend are a huge contrast compared to the eerily empty aerial photos we took this time last year. It’s nice to see people out and about safely enjoying the outdoor spaces around Portsmouth once again.’

For more see the Solent Sky Services website.

Drone footage of a deserted Southsea taken over Easter 2020 during the first lockdown by Solent Sky Services